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Millennials Are Killing Capitalism


Jan 29, 2018

This week we caught up to Andrew Farkash and Lina Assi to talk about their organization Palestinians and Jews Decolonize and provide listeners with some context for the current situation in Palestine including responses to the US declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the arrest and detainment of Ahed Tamimi and how Lina and Andrew see their organization’s role within Jewish and Palestinian politics. 
 
Palestinians and Jews Decolonize (PJD) is a socialist, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist organization supporting a decolonized and liberated Palestine.  The organization is a Palestinian and Jewish led solidarity movement firmly rooted in anti-Zionism. That focuses on education, awareness, and militant action.
 
Andrew is a queer and Disabled Mizrahi Jewish writer and organizer. Andrew graduated from UC Santa Barbara with bachelor degrees in History and Feminist Studies. They plan to pursue a PhD in History with an emphasis on Palestine/Israel. They co-founded Palestinians and Jews Decolonize and are currently involved in queer, Disability, and pro-Palestinian activism.
 
Lina Assi is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Labour Studies and Political Science. Lina is also the President of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights McMaster (SPHR) and Co-Founder of Palestinians and Jews Decolonize. She has been involved in Palestinian activism in Ontario for over four years, organizing events such as Israeli Apartheid Week and other initiatives.